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have made great strides in human food hybrids. >> comedian steven colbert takes his act to capitol hill. his biting message to lawmakers about illegal workers. >> actress lindsay lohan trades in her designer clothing today >> closed captioning brought to you by mancini sleepworld >>> comedian steven colbert bringing attention to the serious issue of illegal immigration. eric thomas here with more. >> his performance there was not so much. colbert took on the serious subject with house members from both parties not that thrilled to see them. one asked him to file a statement and leave the hearing room. colbert stayed and the results were pretty funny. >> congresswoman laugh grin asked me to share my vast experience spending one day as a migrant farm worker. >> after spending one days in the shoes of a farm worker, comedian steven colbert brought his tongue and cheek observations to capitol hill. >> i don't want a tomato picked by a mexican, i want it by an american and in a spa where a chilean gives me a brazilian. >> for the most part, a pompous commentator poking fun at himself and oth
matthews. today may be remembered as the day american politics jumped the shark. when steven colbert came to testify before congress about the plight of migrant farm workers, he did so in character. it's not clear whose reputation took a bigger hit today. >> as we've heard this morning, america's farms are far too depent on immigrant labor to pick our fruits and vegetables. the obvious answer is to stop eating fruits and vegetables and if you look at recent obesity statistics, many have already started. >> it didn't stop at capitol hill. harry reid and sharon engel supporters broke out into a full on brawl at a local christian school. plus, the republican pledge to america. what does it really mean? some say it's designed to get votes and change nothing. some on the left say it's nothing more than a smoke screen to disguise radical ideas. and the comeback kid with another comeback. bill clinton may be the go-to guy president obama needs to save him and his party. ask yourself this. how appropriate is it for clinton to be backseat driving obama when he's wrestled over the same thing happen
of steven colbert at the house judiciary committee this morning. here's a respectful gary newen berg. >> it was an issue before he showed up as he pointed out with clips on his comedy central show. >> the idea we're going to waste taxpayer dollars for this guy to go on capitol hill and sit there and take it? >> no, you're supposed to sit there and blow it out of proportion. >> reporter: he was testifying about farm workers after spending a day in the field. >> does one day in the filed make you an expert witness? >> reporter: to improve working conditions he expressed raising fruits and vegetables at waist level so they don't have to bend over. >> maybe the easier answer is to have vegetables that pick themselves. >> reporter: not everyone laughed. >> reporter: maybe we should spend more time watching comedy central. >> i thought it was an inappropriate way of conveying the message, and it perhaps diminished the value of congress. >> reporter: colbert said he would not show disrespect. >> it would sully the good name of experts that republican controlled congresses have actually call
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see this from your perch? >> wait a second, that's a steven colbert character? that's not the real stephen colbert? i'm shocked to hear that. we didn't know that here in nevada. >> right. >> but seriously, the real problem is what you know. people hold congress in such disrepute already and think it's a joke and then they see steven colbert go before congress in character and make comments like you just said, i can't see how that helps the democrats. they can say they're bringing a higher profile to a big issue, but people see it as a comedy show. >> it is. here's even more of stephen colbert, vaughn. take a listen. >> i've got to ask, why isn't the government doing anything? maybe this ad jobs bill would help. i don't know. like most members of congress, i haven't read it. >> i guess vaughn, what i don't understand is, look, stephen colbert is who he is. he knew what he was doing and he certainly didn't make any pretense he was going to be anything other than what he was. why were all those members of congress sitting there? why didn't they leave? we heard conyers saying that. wha
eating fruits and vegetables. >> comedian steven colbert is invited by a by area man to testify on a subject that is normally not a laughing matter. in my pocket. k here's a good one: state farm insures 40 million drivers. more than geico and progressive combined. i saved because i'm accident-free. of course, with so many ways to save including discounts of up to 40%, having that many customers shouldn't be a surprise. so ask a neighbor about state farm, then call an agent at 1-800-state-farm or go online. >>> an accident early this morning left a bicyclist dead. it happened on interstate 505 north of vacaville after 1:00 a.m. police say 23-year-old randy hunter of vacaville somehow road into the lanes of traffic and was killed. the driver who hit the victim flagged down a chp officer. the highway patrol is investigating. >>> a motorcyclist was critically injured this morning in a collision with a van near the oakland airport. it happened on hagenburger road at 6:00 a.m. the motorcyclist was taken to the hospital with major injuries traffic was tied up for hours because police s
at steven colbert's appearance last week. he gave a five-minute speech in character about the plight of migrant workers. some felt he made a mockery of the proceedings. >> i started my work day with preconceived notions of migrant labor. after working with these men and women, picking beans for hours on end in the unforgiving sun, i have to say, please don't make me do this again. it's really, really hard. >> i think his testimony was not appropriate. i think it was an embarrassment for mr. colbert more than the house. >> colbert did supply a written statement that did not supply jokes. he said he wanted to speak for those without power. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. do you think stephen colbert's testimony before a congressional committee on migrant workers was appropriate? you can e-mail your response to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> joe flacco had quite possibly the worst game of his career, throwing four interceptions. the team has shaken all of that off. flacco threw for three touchdowns against the cleveland browns. that allows the ravens to challenge for
. >>> was he doing it for publicity or because he really cares? the issue that comedian steven colbert was testifying about on capitol hill and why some people were not amused. >>> your weekend is here for many of us. i'll have the details on what you can expect. which forecast, which day will be the hottest? i'll let you know. south of laredo, there's a place... so hot, rattlesnakes combust. ♪ but we go, cause ya gotta eat bold. [ male announcer subway fiery footlong subs. the bold-acious new turkey jalapeño melt and buffalo chicken. subway. eat bold! >>> a bay area member of congress invited comedian steven colbert to talk about immigration. he did so in character. he got a few but not many laughs. he did however get serious when asked one crucial question. carol hann has details from washington, d.c. >> reporter: take a look at the media circus that erupts when comedy collides with congress here on capitol hill. navigating a gauntlet of media, steven colbert arrived. >> leave thee committee room completely. >> reporter: but he came from an invitation to talk about the day he spe
for this morning by steven colbert on capitol hill. and now there is a lot going on with this, forecaslks, here's v of him coming in earlier and shaking hands and he was supposed to speak about immigration having done as his character on the colbert report an episode where he went up and worked as a migrant worker in the fields ten hours to sort of comment on the jobs that americans don't seemingly want to take. listen to this: >> no, i'm not asking you not to talk, i'm asking you to leave the committee room completely and submit your statement instead. >> having posed the question, we could listen to mr. lundgren and mr. colbert can ponder what you said. i think many are eager to hear his comments. >> that's fair enough. >> i'm here at the invitation of the chairwoman and if she wants me to remove myself from the hearing room i am happy to do so, i'm only here at her invitation. martha: okay. so we'll see what happens with this, so far we understand that steven colbert is still in the room, there and the hearing room and that was zoe lock krfgren, invited him and, they say, why would he talk of a
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joke. steven colbert testified on farm labor. some believed it was intentionally turned over to a farce. >> this is america. i do not want a tomato picked by a mexican. i want it picked by an american and served by a venezuelan in a spot where i get a brazilian. >> nancy pelosi said she saw no problem with the stun. others say colbert mocked the process. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. do you think stephen colbert's testimony before a congressional committee on migrant workers was appropriate? e-mail your response to watercooler@wbaltv.com. again, that is watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> they say timing is anything. it was completely off on that. 65 degrees on tv hill. the orioles face a sweep of the blue jays. the ravens host the browns. >> they are loaded with sugar and calories. some teenagers think sports drinks are healthy. >> we are tracking several accidents right now.ac i thought it was crazy feeding in the fall. i always feed in the fall. but, it's the best time. feed your lawn in the fall. the fall feeding makes all the difference in the world. what the fall
that happened at the end of last week when steven colbert was called by congress to come up and testify and john conyers said stop it before we start this thing. this is a bad idea. watch. >> you know, i'm not asking you not to talk, i'm asking you to leave the committee room completely and submit your statement instead. >> by the way -- >> mockery of congress. >> well, john conyers once said something about not reading legislation and stuff. that was one of his finer moments, asking steven colbert to leave because most people now agree that was a stupid waste of time and people are saying they're not going to go on his show anymore specifically politicians they're coming to their senses the way in which the pieces are edited don't always make them look so great as the final product. >> you are so diplomatic. they sit down for two hours. >> i'm not diplomatic about this at all. >> they knock it down to three minutes and most of them end up looking really stupid. it's a statement called better known your district and a lot of congresspeople say this is an opportunity for me to be on national te
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're going to stick with politics right now. a funny man, serious subject. steven colbert appeared before an immigrant farm committee. sentence congressional correspondent dana bash joins us with what happened. i imagine you've gotten some reaction now. what are lawmakers saying about steven colbert? >> john conners, the chairman of the full committee that held this hearing, he, during this hearing, surprised even the whom chairing it, by saying that he wanted steven colbert to leave. he said, i think you should leave. i just ran into mr. conniers and i said, why did you say that. he said, because i thought it was going to be a circus. i said, was it a circus and he said no, that what colbert said was quote, profound. what he came to testify about was the whole question of migrant workers, jobs in the ago agriculture sector and whether or not there should be a guest worker program to allow illegal workers to stay here legally to do these jobs because as many democrats on this panel argue, they're doing jobs americans won't do because wages are too low. that is what was going on in a very
. but yesterday on this show, we reported as you may recall that the comedian and entertainer steven colbert would maybe go to capitol hill and yes be under oath and give testimony about illegal immigration. why you ask? because apparently he had the guy on the show to challenge him and work as a farmer because the allegation was the americans and legal immigrants were taking jobs away from americans. that has apparently made steven colbert an expert on immigration to go to capitol hill. they couldn't find anybody else on this entire topic. it had me enraged yesterday and i guess he poked fun at me. >> the idea that we're going to waste our taxpayer dollars to go on capitol hill and we're supposed to take that. >> i agree with gretchen. i am a huge waste of taxpayer dollars. there's my hotel, my meals and my cross country ski machine so i can cross country ski all the way there. all the which i'm paying for. congress is on the hook for my water, as much as i want, plus the electricity powering my microphone for a full five minutes of talk time. god only knows how many hospitals won't be built beca
in nevada? how did you see this from your perch? >> wait a second, that's a steven colbert character? that's not the real stephen colbert? i'm shocked to hear that. we didn't know that here in nevada. >> right. >> but seriously, the real problem is what you know. people hold congress in such disrepute already and think it's a joke and then they see steven colbert go before congress in character and make these comments, i can't see how that helps the democrats. they can say they're bringing a higher profile to a big issue, but people see it as a comedy show. >> here's even more of stephen colbert, vaughn. take a listen. >> i've got to ask, why isn't the government doing anything? maybe this ad jobs bill would help. i don't know. like most members of congress, i haven't read it. >> i guess vaughn, what i don't understand is, look, stephen colbert know who he is. he knew what he was doing and he certainly didn't make any pretense he was going to be anything other than what he was. why were all those members of congress sitting there? why didn't they leave? we heard conyers saying that. what a
in character as the anchorman also known as steven colbert. luke russert is live on capitol hill and there are more than a few people in and outside the beltway that say, what the heck is going on there, luke? >> an amazing story and one that gives us a lighter thing to talk about on capitol hill. steven colbert will actually testify before a subcommittee of the house judiciary committee about the plight that migrant farm workers face. this is part of the united farm workers campaign of take my job. essentially steven colbert went to a farm in new york state and worked for ten hours picking fruit and now wants to give his testimony about picking fruit to this committee about the plight that migrant workers face. many undocumented. >> for ten hours he picked fruit and now he's testifying? i'm serious, he's testifying before congress because he picked fruit for ten hours? i used to pick apples every fall, no one asked me to go testify in front of congress. >> there is mixed opinions whether this is a good idea because colbert will be in character. representative of utah used his tw
tonight. >>> comedian steven colbert takes his blow-hard act to congress but has a real message on a serious subject. illegal, or migrant workers in the u.s. illegally. as joel brown reports, colbert spent a day working on a farm and told congress how hard it really is. >> the hearing room was so packed, it was clear something big was up. >> i haven't seen this many comments in a while. >> they came to cover just one of the four witnesses to testify. >> television comedian steven colbert appeared before the house panel, looking into undocumented workers on american farms. colbert had spent a day working on an upstate new york farm for his show. >> please don't make me do this again. it is really really hard. >> the comedian spent almost as much time in the field as he did working in the field. >>> tune how much they were paid in the field? >> i don't know. i didn't do good enough job to get paid. i was asked to leave. >> he stayed in his role. but one lawmaker got him to break character by asking him his true motivation. >> why are you interested in this issue? >> i like talking
politicians like that. >> geraldo: have one with the steven colbert bit and all of the rest of the program. i will be standing by if you need me. >> we got each other's back. up next, steven colbert on capitol hill. but is everyone laughing? bull market or bear, traders are always hungry for ideas. trading is all about strategy. and strategy... is all about information. heat mapping shows me where the money's moving. twenty five hundred stocks... one quick look. that's where the action is. plus, this amazing gadget... it's called the telephone. i can call td ameritrade anytime and talk trades, strategy... anything. td ameritrade. built by traders, for traders. this is what i need. announcer: trade commission free for 30 days, plus get 100 dollars cash, when you open an account. >>> a lot of people are giving jon stewart the love and he certainly doesn't hesitate to gloat about it. >> oprah winfrey tweeted i think jon stewart is on to something. would you consider going october 30, 21s 2010. in honor of the type of discourse that i think we need to propose, i would just like to say this. suck
with the steven colbert bit and all of the rest of the program. i will be standing by if you need me. >> we got each other's back. up next, steven colbert on capitol hill. but is everyone laughing? [ female announcer ] stay once. stay twice... earn a free night! two separate stays at comfort inn or any of these choice hotels can earn you a free night -- only when you book at choicehotels.com. >>> a lot of people are giving jon stewart the love and he certainly doesn't hesitate to gloat about it. >> oprah winfrey tweeted i think jon stewart is on to something. would you consider going october 30, 21s 2010. in honor of the type of discourse that i think we need to propose, i would just like to say this. suck it, colbert! oprah mentioned my rally, not yours! >> whup dedo. oprah tweeted about you. just so happens that i got a tweet from gail. she even retreated it to the authorities. >> geraldo: so funny. love them or hate them, jon stewart and stephen colbert are at the forefront of political debate. colbert testified about migrant farm workers. >> americans farms are for too die pendent on immigr
about linda lovelace but her troubles may have cost her that opportunity. saundra hughes,. >>> steven colbert took his ability to congress to speak on behalf of farm workers. he sarcastically told lawmakers he spent one day picking beans alongside illegal immigrants and convinced him farm work is really hard. colbert said congress should do something about illegal workers it is not something americans want to do. the house judiciary chairman asked him to leave the room. >> i am happy to use my celebrity to draw attention to this imcore pant complicated issue i certainly hope my star power can bump this hearing up to c span 1. >> now that we've got all this attention, that you excuse yourself and that you let us get on with the three witnesses and all the other members. >> the representative later withdrew his request and colbert stayed in the room. the comedian was there at the invitation of san jose congress woman. >>> maybe it is something you are thinking about, starting your own business. the class helping women turn their passion into a career and helping our entire community in
comedian steven colbert got a lot of laughs when he testified on capitol hill. we will tell you why one congressional leader was not amused. >> and the obama administration wants now power to intercept internet communications. i will sow why why coming up. >> good morning. traffic is moving along okay on the sunol grade but we will tell you more about problems on the commute. >>> welcome back. the obama administration wants to make it easier for the dpoftd to eavesdrop on internet and e-mail communications. alison burns joins us from our washington, d.c. newsroom with the latest on the government's efforts to keep up with technology. good morning, alison. >> reporter: good morning to you, pam. that's right. the bottom line here is that communications technology is getting so sophisticated government spies are struggling to keep up. as more people communicate on line instead of by phone the feds say their ability to wiretap criminal and terrorism suspects is going dark. so the new york times reports today that the obama administration is going to ask congress to okay legislation that wil
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is a joke. steven colbert testified on the issue of farm labor. this touched on illegal immigration. some believed it was turned over to a scripted farce. >> i don't want a tomato picks by a mexican. i want it picked by an american and served by a venezuelan in a spot where a chilean gives me a brazilian. >> nancy pelosi said she saw no problem with the stunt. republicans said colbert mocked the process. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. do you think stephen colbert's testimony before a congressional committee on migrant workers was appropriate? you can e-mail your response to watercooler@wbaltv.com. appropriate? i do not know. funny? yes. >> 65 degrees on tv hill. passengers on flight are glad to be back on the ground. >> a stolen van ends in tragedy. >> this is 695 at liberty road. >> this is 695 at liberty road. the roads are four years ago, bob ehrlich got fired as governor of maryland. for good reason. first, he protected tax loopholes for giant cablcable companies. then, he let utilities jack up our rates 72%. and for the last four years, he worked as a hired g
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.c. now comedy ceetral john stewart and steven colbert arr jumping into the raalyygame. stewart will hold a raaly in washington, d.c. called restore sanity. colbert will hold a counter rally also in dc called the marcc to keep fear alive. both will be held on september 30. >>> being trapped in an elevator bad enough. next in the low down find out the evil being that is hunting these people as well. >> neithee rain nor sleet nor age will keep this postman ♪ storyteller: the itsy bitsy spider went up the water spout. down came the rain and clogged the gutter system creating a leak in the roof. luckily, the spider recently had geico help him with homeowners insurance. water completely destroyed his swedish foam mattress. he got full replacement. and now owns the sleep number bed. his sleep number is 25. call geico and see how much you could save on homeowners insurance. everyone knows a fee is a tax. you raised some taxes during that period, particularly the property tax as well as a lot of fee increases. as you know, there's a big difference between fees and taxes. but...they're the
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political rival steven colbert is holding a rival political rally. national park service confirmed they have applied for permits. >> now, beta breaker officials are going to crack down on rogue runners. people who haven't registered will now be kicked off the course. the number of people who can register will be capped at 50,000. alcohol has been banned from the event. i guess that means we all have to register. >> this morning, you probably noticed drippy conditions and drizzle. dense fog. >> is that more of what is still to come? >> yes. we're going to see rain by sunday. let's get you outside. it's beautiful outside there. ais a view from our emeryville camera. yes. still dealing with clouds not just low level clouds but mid and high level clouds moving in ahead of the storm. we're firing it up early. and we're seeing rain now. crescent city eureka area a third of an inch has fallen. here in the bay area you'll notice it's dry outside just clouds moving through. and humid out there. if you're feeling like it's sticky or not imagining things. temperatures now 60s along the coast. 70s inlan
steven colbert is there to testify after he spent a day working in the fields, alongside immigrant farm workers. reporter nicole collins is there. >> fresh off what colbert calls his fallback position as a migrant apartment worker. he issued a very tongue-in- cheek, rather entertaining, but still serious testimony, regarding immigration issues. particularly the united farm workers take our jobs campaign. that's what you referred to when colbert went to this farm in upstate new york. and it was on his show. it talked him packing farms and picking beans. most americans would never take those jobs. well, colbert did, sort of, for one day. but the united farm workers say 3 million people have visited their website on this issue. but only seven people have taken them up on the offer for a job. this morning's hearing got off to kind of a rocky start when the house judiciary chairman, democrat john conniers asked colbert to leave the hearing room. he said that he liked colbert. but he thought the media attention that this issue garnered was just too much. colt cot colbert said he would stay as
with stock instead of cash. >> comedian steven colbert went to testify about the plight of migrant farm workers april yeerg at the request of san jose congress woman and testified as his comedy central character a conservative news common tateor and offered his quote vast knowledge drawn from spending one day on a farm. and he demanded action on the agriculture industry's dependence on immigrant labor. >> this america. i don't want a tomato picked by a mexican. i want it picked by an american then sliced by a guatemalan served by a venezuelan in a spa where a chilean gives me a brazilian. >> not everybody was pleased. before he began democrat john connered asked him to leave but later backed down. some weren't pleased he testified in character. democrats saying the g.o.p. wunts invited elmo to testify. >> and construction is now underway on the first tunnel to run under san francisco bay. dignitaries held a ceremony today on the tunnel carrying water from hetch hetchy system to the peninsula. it's part a greater regional water improvement program expected to be completed in 2015. >> and
trabajo en el campo. >> se trata de steven colbert. >> el comediante testificó como el personaje que presenta en su programa. >> estamos en estados unidos, no quiero un tomate recogido por mexicano, luego rebanado por un guatemalteco y despuñs servido por un venezolano. >> colbert testificó a favor de quienes buscan la legalizació. >> de pronto deberíamos pasar menos tiempo viendo comedy central y despuñs ver los trabajos disponibles. >> el señor colbert trajo mucha más atención al público, a los miembros del congreso por su presencia, le agradecemos mucho. >> teresa serrano que lleva 43 años de trabajo en el campo, cree:. >> no lo comprenden, porque mucha gente no nos ve como humanos sino como herramientas de trabajo. >> además se habló de la disposición de los estadounidenses para trabajar en el campo. >> se dice que se recibió más de 8 mil solicitudes formales, pero hasta ahora solo 7 personas aceptaron el empleo. >> a partir de noviembre las tarifas de servicios migratorios aumentarán, entre ellos el trámite de residencia, la solicitud de ciudadanía se mantendr
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. so are jon stewart and steven colbert. what do you make of this thing they're having on october 31st in washington, these rallies? >> the "restore sanity" rally? i love it. long dreamed about the day when people take to the streets and yell "be reasonable." we are living in a time where sometimes satire is the only way to tell the truth about our politics because the spin cycle is so insidious, so extreme. it speaks to the way that media is playing a dominant role in our politics. it is informing the conversation. it is driving the conversation. this is just another step in that direction and from my point of view, a centrist point of view, independent point of view, that's a hopeful sign because we do nies need to restore sanity in our politicals. >> you can look at christine o'donnell, the early beginnings of the tea party movement, what glenn beck did, what's happening now with jon stewart and steven colbert, you can call them outsiders. do outsiders have more power than in the past? >> absolutely. we are in a time when people are energized about politics. they are engaged and the
gets the ear of congress. is steven colbert serious about illegal immigrants? or is his testimony nearly a publicity stunt? eyewitness news at 4:00 continues, with denise and vic after this. ,,,,,,,, that's in andy harris' unfair tax plan. 23% sales tax. a 23% sales tax will cut my business in half. would be devastating. andy harris' 23% sales tax absolutely makes no sense. 23% sales tax would really make things unaffordable. that's too high for the average american out here. i don't know how we would manage it really. don't like that idea. we can't afford andy harris' idea. i'm frank kratovil and i approve this message. >>> it is 4:28. 95 degrees, with sunny skies. hello. thanks for staying with eyewitness news. i'm denise koch. >>> he is best known for mocking politicians. today, he had to face them in congress. steven colbert was the attraction when a house subcommittee was working on a subcommittee for illegal workers on a farm. >> the hearing room was packed. it was clear something big was up. >> i haven't seen this many chairs since i don't know when, mrs. chairman. >> maybe
. >> yeah. >> so are, you know, jon stewart, right? and steven colbert. what do i make of the thing they're having on october 31st in washington, these rallies? >> the restore sanity rally? i love it. i've long dreamed about the day when people take to the streets and yell, be reasonable. it is a good pushback at some of what we've seen. colbert's competing rally is keep fear alive. which itself is pretty inspired. we're living in a time where sometimes satire is the only way to tell the truth about our politics. because the spin cycle is so insidious, is so extreme. and it also does speak to the way that media's playing a really dominant role in our politics. it is informing the conversation, driving the conversation. this is just another step in that direction. and from my point of view, centrist point of view, independent point of view, that's a hopeful point of view. >> you can look at people, christine o'donnell, the beginnings of the tea party movement, what glenn beck did. what's happening now with jon stewart and steven colbert, you can call them outsiders, i guess. do outsiders
are expected to descend on the district for dueling rallies with john ewart and steven colbert. >> reporter: what is an ecigarette and is it safe to use? that's the question. the answeis coming up. >>> where does all the lottery money go and what is an ecigarette and is it safe? >> i feel like we should be chewing bubble gum. i didn't tnk of that. >> that would be cute. our first question come from carol. she is concerned that where all the money lottery money goes. >> we inquired at the three local jurisdictions get your answer. in d.c., the lottery proceeds go to the district's general funds which used to aid the city's economy through program such as education, public safety and housing. in virginia, all lottery proceeds are used for public educati for kindergarten through t 12th grade. in maryland, lottery proceeds to go state funded program which support causes such as human seices, public safety and education. >> our next question come from paula in arlington. she said she's heard people smoking electronic ecigarettes. she wants to know what is it and is it safe? >> i didn't know wha
't the government doing anything? >>> a comedian takes on washington. why steven colbert was invited to testify at a hearing on illegal immigrants on u.s. farms. >>> ending the iphone rumors. the carrier denying the report it is next to get the popular smart phone. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> 5:28. 94 degrees and clear. here are some of the stories people are talking about tonight. you've seen the abandoned store front in downtown baltimore. well, tonight, get ready for something new. pat warren reports, the downtown partnership of baltimore has something in store to make your next visit more interesting. >>> whether you're visiting, working or living in downtown, it's what you don't see that concerns those who are dedicated to making the cities hot. nothing is worth looking at in these vacant windows. it calls street level vibrancy. which translates into something interesting to buy. something fun to do. something good to eat. things bright and shiny. fun and refreshing. eye candy. >> a nice, to few restaurant. -- tofu restaurant. maybe something for the kids. >> i would. especially a holistic grocer
comedian? they must be talking to steven colbert to came to capitol hill on friday and we told you it was going to be crazy and it was. in fact, at one point, steven colbert tried to introduce into the congressional record the results of his colonoscopy. you don't see that every day. >> you know what, guys -- >> who thought this was a good idea. >> i didn't from the moment i heard it on thursday morning and i'm so glad to find out that the second highest ranking democrat in the house, steny hoyer also thought it was absolutely ridiculous. can you believe this guy went there in character? under oath like we have time for that right now. >> i think it was an embarrassment for mr. colbert more than the house. >> like he's embarrassed. oh, no. this will destroy his credibility as a fake tv guide but he went up there, one thing was absolutely hysterical and it was hysterical -- >> it was happening there. >> i didn't think it was funny. it was very well written. the funny thing is no one laughed. i know that the republicans and democrats -- >> listen to this, he submitted a written sta
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the fate two of imprisoned friends. >> a bay area lawmaker includes -- invites comedian steven colbert to capitol hill oo. and what may be the best women soccer club in the world. how the fc gold pride has gone from worst to first. >>> good evening, sarah shourd of oakland made a appeal to mahmoud ahmadinejad today in new york. shourd urged him to fight for release of her fiancee and heir friend josh fattal remaining in prison. >> he was very positive and for me it was a very personal to see he knew as many times and it's a different experience for me. and he will try to advocate on my friend's and fiancee's behalf. >> and late yes they were accused of spying. and shourd was released 10 days ago for health reasons. >> i just am going to keep push for release on humanitarian grounds. >> mahmoud ahmadinejad did not answer a question about whether shane bower ask josh fattal would be released. >> negotiations of apple and intel an informal deed and recruit an agreement and this is computers and equipment again that news sent prices up. the nasdaq and s and p 5 hub00 showed healthy gain au
life. >> how did i go about defending steven colbert? >> you think you're going to hear something more ridiculous. >> jon stewart has a book out. he follows, i think, steven colbert is doing better than him ratings wise. he has to sell his live event and his book so he sought out bill o'reilly. here's a little clip from last night. >> the overarching theme of this is a comprehensive guide to how we got here, all that we accomplished while we were here and how we are leaving. >> all right. >> i'm not going to give away the ending. i'll give away the ending! killer bee, great white shark hybrid. >> this is just nonsense for 200 pages of nonsense? >> is that what it is? we think a little more highly of it than nonsense. but that's -- >> jibberish? >> we feel it's well crafted sapphire speaking to the human condition but ok, jibberish is fine. >> he was on bill o'reilly last night and now to help sell his book. that is satire based on -- >> and bill o'reilly will now -- then go across town to appear on his comedy central show. >> he really didn't answer any of the political questions
and crossing our political ticker this morning, steven colbert is about to head to washington. not to rally. but to testify. >> yeah. senior political editor mark preston live at the cnnpolitics.com desk. is he going in character? he has to be sworn in. he has to go as steven. >> yeah. no question. look. steven colbert, of course, you know, you talk about rallying and here on october 30th, march to keep fear alive and doing it with jon stewart. rally to restore sanity. tomorrow, steven colbert comes and testifies before a subcommittee on the issue of immigration. he's worked for a day as an immigrant farm worker up in new york. i suspect that steven colbert will probably not be in character as you say because fact is you have to be sworn in but i'll go on a limb and suggest colbert probably will be siding with the idea that it's okay to have these migrant farm workers come across the border and work on our farms because what the farm working community is tells us is that americans don't want these jobs so steven colbert did something on the show last night. we'll see something tonight on th
for it on election day. >>> the mood inside the hearing room in steven colbert's mocking testimony. the tv comic put the spotlight, though, on a serious issue. where the lawmakers are in on the joke. i'm wolf blitzer, you're in "the situation room." >>> but, we begin with a breaking news. a remarkable face-to-face meeting today between the president of iran and the american hiker who was jailed in his country for over a year. mary snow has the details for us. she's joining us from new york. what happened, mary? >> that meeting took place today here in new york. we're told that sarah shourd and her mother, nora, met with ahmadinejad, that's according to a spokeswoman representing the families of the hikers who had been jailed in iran since july of 2009. at this point, we don't have details of that meeting. sarah shourd was released on september 14 and has been speaking out since then in an effort to gain the release of her fiance, shane bauer, and friend, josh fat tell. i asked if she could make a direct deal with the president, what would she say? what did she tell me? >> i want to beseech him and b
. not this time. steven colbert and the statement he delivered to lawmakers was not the one he actually delivered. first, i'll start with education. a young entrepreneur donates a ton of money to a struggling school district. in the case of mark zuckerberg, a lot of people see his motives as pr. the announcement coming today on the oprah winfrey show. >> breaking news. why facebook's young ceo says enough is enough and putting his money where his mouth is. >> the big donation, the same day a big movie about zuckerberg and facebook premiers. it's called "the social network." folks who have seen it say it doesn't come off that well. >> millions? >> you stole our website. >> they're saying we stole facebook. >> i know what he said. >> you know what cool? a billion dollars. >> you're going to get left behind. >> sue him in federal court. >> i can't wait to stand over his shoulder and watch you write this check. >> now, regardless of what his motives are, newark, new jersey can really use the 100 million shot in the arm. newark public schools are in a lot of trouble. it is new jersey's largest school
in "the cnn newsroom." >>> americans had been tuning in to jon stewart and steven colbert for reliable come eddic relief from the news, right? it's hard to tell where the sarcasm and satire end and the serious begins. you see newsmakers going on "the daily show" to talk about very sere youz topics. last night king abdullah of jordan had a warning about middle east peace talks. >> the discussions that we had in washington started out better than any of us could have expected. both sides made a lot of ground. and if the issues of settlements on the table on the 30th, everybody walks away and how will we get people back to the table? i don't see that happening in the near future so if we fail on the 30th, expect another war by the end of the year. >> did you hear? the king of jordan talking about war by the end of the year on comedy central. you just can't help but notice that stewart and colbert, the two that stick it to political leaders might be leaders themselves. >> tonight, i announce -- the rally to restore sanity. it is happening, people! it is happening! it is happening! a real g
it in >>> comedian steven colbert took his act to congress today to push for immigration reform although he did it in his trademark sarcastic way. he told lawmakers that he spent one day picking beans alongside illegal immigrants and it convinced him that farm work is really hard. he says congress needs to do something about illegal workers because it's not something american workers want to do. >> congresswoman asked me to share my vast experience about my one day as a migrant farmworker. i hope that my star power can bump this hearing all the way up to c-span-1. i reject this idea that farm work is among the semi mythical jobs that americans won't do. really? no americans? i did. as part of my ongoing series, steven colbert's fall back position where i try other jobs and realize that mine is way better. this brief experience gave me some small understanding of why so few americans are clamoring to begin an exciting career as seasonal migrant farm worker. i'm not a fan of the government doing anything but i have to ask why isn't the government doing anything? maybe this ad job will help. i don
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